NYC 2018
reading CAST

RYAN CONNOLLY

Orville

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RYAN CONNOLLY -  ToursRENT, Japan (Gordon, Roger u/s); IF THIS HAT COULD TALK, US tour/Apollo Theater (Bull Connor/ensemble). NYC/RegionalSOUL MATES: A JOURNEY TO HITSVILLE, Florida Studio Theatre/Celebrity Cruise Lines (World Premiere, Dir. Bill Castellino); HAIR, Playhouse on Park (Berger, BWW CT nom. Best Actor in a Musical); FINDING NEMO: THE MUSICAL, Walt Disney World (Crush, over 4200 performance); BABY FAT: ACT ONE, La MaMa Theatre (Sardonicus), SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Bickford Theatre (Man 2); PAGEANT, The Forum Theatre (Miss Bible Belt). Concerts/ReadingsSHADES OF BUBLÉ (touring, EPICArts Entertainment); BLOOD AND FIRE, Perry Street Theatricals, (Nick, Dir. David Elliot); FAMBAM360, Davenport Theater (Dragon, Dir. Paul Stancato). Ryan is represented by About Artists Agency and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity. 

KENNEDY CAUGHELL

Ruby

KENNEDY CAUGHELL - is currently performing in the cast of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 on Broadway!  National/Int'l. Tours: Wicked (Elphaba Standby), American Idiot (Heather). Other NYC Credits:  Chix 6 (Katie), Sidekicks! (Olive),  White Christmas (Betty). Love to my family, Tim, the K’s, & DGRW for their never-ending support! Insta:@ CaughellRhymesWithGoggle -- www.KennedyCaughell.com 

JIM NEWMAN

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JIM NEWMAN - Broadway: Hands on a Hardbody, Curtain’s, Minneli on Minnelli, Steel Pier, Sunset Boulevard, The Who’s Tommy. 1st National: Kiss Me Kate, Big, Joseph...Dreamcoat. Off-Broadway: Murder Ballad, Lucky Guy, Almost Heaven, Newsical, Both Barrels, Up Against It. Film: Daddyhunt the Movie, Love Is Strange, The Big Gay Musical, Out Of Sync. Television: Tony Awards ‘97 and ‘07, Hope And Faith, The View, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, The Apprentice, All My Children, One Life To Live. Bands: The Village People.

CATHY TRIEN

Marlene

CATHY TRIEN - Bway- Grease (Marty), Gypsy (Renee,cover MET, u/s Bernadette Peters) Off-Bway- Zombie Prom (Coco), Great American Trailer Park Musical (u/s Jeannie,Betty, Lin) Regional- Mambo Kings (Aunt Celia), Hair 25th Anniversary Nat'l Tour (Shiela), Grease Nat'l Tour (Marty), Annie Get Your Gun (Annie), Always Patsy Cline (Patsy), Beehive (Patti) Film/TV- The Drop, Pootie Tang, Gotham, Sex Drugs Rock&Roll, Gossip Girl, Deception, Disney’s Honey I Shrunk the Kids, GTA;Vice City Stories. Momma of Keaton and Cali, daughter of Don and Ellen, and Clarence's Bama.

ERIC LEVITON

Hatchet

ERIC LEVITON – is currently in the Broadway musical Kinky Boots. Eric has toured in such shows as Chicago, The Full Monty, Seussical, the Musical starring Cathy Rigby, and Damn Yankees starring Jerry Lewis. Television credits include roles on Boardwalk EmpireBlue BloodsLaw & OrderDesperate HousewivesScrubsDiagnosis MurderBeverly Hills 90210, and Disney’s Annie, as well as a recurring role as The Heckler on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Eric is also the co-creator of the award-winning two-man show, A Little Traveling Music as well as the host/creator of the podcast HOW WE TALK ABOUT SEX, which is on iTunes. 

DARREL BLACKBURN

Old Nappy le Pube

Ensemble

DARREL BLACKBURN - is thrilled to be working on Killer Wigs From Outer Space. After working on David Nehl's previous recordings of The Great American Trailer Park Musical, he is excited to take on the mantle of Ol' Nappy. Most recently seen as Moonface Martin in Anything Goes at the Mac Haydn Theatre. Broadway tours: The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Who's Tommy. European tours: The Rocky Horror Show as Eddie/Dr. Scott. Favorite roles: The Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance, Fester in The Addam's Family, and Smudge in Forever Plaid. Regional theatres: Sacramento Music Circus, Music Theatre of Wichita, Cape Playhouse, North Shore Music, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Ogunquit Playhouse, Actor's Theatre of Phoenix, Cherry County Playhouse , Arvada Center, Westchester Broadway Theatre, American Stage (St. Pete),Showpalace Dinner Theatre, and resident actor at Casa Manana (Ft. Worth, TX). Worked with Phyllis Diller, Carol Lawrence, Jamie Farr, Loretta Swit, Ruta Lee, Gavin McLeod, Cathy Rigby.  Soon to be seen as Bob in Norwegian Cruise Line's Priscilla Queen of The Desert and upcoming Broadway production of Wallenberg the Musical directed by Martin Charnin. Thrilled and grateful to be working with David Nehls.

Scientist

Ensemble

LAURA TAYLOR

KENDRA LYNN LUCAS

Ensemble

LAURA TAYLOR -  is excited to join Killer Wigs with David Nehls! She has been seen in MAME at the Kennedy Center and in the National Tours of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and OKLAHOMA! Other favorites include: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Millie), MAME (Gooch), 9 to 5 (Judy), DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (Christine), THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (Janet), ANYTHING GOES (Erma), THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES (Missy), and THE PRODUCERS (Ulla). Many thanks to HCKR Agency! Laura is a proud Equity member, holds a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from UPenn, and is the founder of Acting Strengths.  www.actingstrengths.com

KENDRA LYNN LUCAS - is so excited to be joining the Killer Wigs From Outer Space family! She can currently be seen every weekend In Sistas The Musical (Dr.Simone) at the St.Lukes Theatre. Some of her most recent regional credits include: The Drowsy Chaperone (Trix), Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (Caterpillar) Cats (Grizabella), The Wiz (Eviline), Mary Poppins (Ms. Correy), The Who’s Tommy (Acid Queen), and Avenue Q (Gary Coleman). Kendra gives uncountable thanks to God, her ever-supportive mother, JoeAnn, and to all her amazing friends and family she expresses her extreme gratitude for their constant encouragement!  www.KendraLynnLucas.com

Wig Commander

Ensemble

- Stage Directions -

MARK WILLIS BORUM

MARK WILLIS BORUM - is pumped to be a part of the Killer Wigs experience. Favorite credits include the first national tour of The Wedding SingerRENT, The Full Monty, and Miss Saigon among many others. Love to Tiffany, Lily, and My Old Kentucky Home. 

DAVID NEHLS - As a composer/lyricist, David has supplied music and lyrics for the following:  THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL (Dodger Stages/ 2007 National Tour/ 2004 NYMF Festival/2008 Edinborough Festival/ Produced Regionally), I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (World Premiere at The Arvada Center, Christmas 2016), THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL (Premiere at Stages Rep, Houston, Produced Regionally), THE WATERCOOLERS (2002 Off Broadway Production/ 2007 National Tour/ Continuing Industrials) BREACH (Evolution Theatre Company), PANTO SLEEPING BEAUTY (Stages Rep, Houston), PANTO MOTHER GOOSE (Stages Rep Houston), IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1993 National Tour/Produced Regionally), BEHOLD, THE FIG LEAF APRON (Perry Mansfield- 2015), BROADWAY BARES 19 & 20 (Opening Numbers) and 2016 BROADWAY BARES FIRE ISLAND (Opening Number),

 

As a Musical Director, David has conducted and MD'd  47 productions at the Arvada Center For The Arts and Humanities in Colorado, winning 9 Henry Awards, 4 for Musical Direction (2008/2009/2013/2014) and 5 for Best Musical Production of The Year (2007/2008/2009/2011/2013).  He has also worked regionally as MD at such theaters as The Riverside Theatre -Vero Beach Fl, The Aurora Fox Theatre-Denver, AMT of San Jose, Theatre Aspen, ICA Boston, Theatreworks Hartford, Carousel Dinner Theatre-Akron OH.

He has also acted as Musical Director/Composer/Arranger/ Musical Supervisor for CAROLS FOR A CURE, a holiday CD benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS for the years 1998-2005. 

 

An actor for 16 years, David has appeared in the National Tours of Me And My Girl (Sir Jasper Tring), Ziegfeld, A Night At The Follies (Eddie Cantor), City Of Angels (Sonny, The Gangster) and Little Shop Of Horrors (Seymour).  From 1996 to 2000 he toured with the European Tour of The Rocky Horror Show originating the role of Riff Raff.  Regionally, David has been seen as Cosme McMoon in Souvenir, Tom Sawyer in Big River, Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar, George M. Cohan in George M! and The Top Banana in Little Rhody's Big Burlesque opposite Gennifer Flowers.

 

David was Vice President of the Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre Foundation (2014-16), working to restore the 125 year old Elitch Theatre in Denver, CO. He has served as Co-Chairman of the Elitch Theatre New Works Festival 2015-16.  David is also a member of BMI and is represented by CAA.

DAVID NEHLS

Director

Music Director

SHANI COLLEEN MURFIN (Production Stage Manager) — is currently working on Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man.  Selected NY credits include: PinkaliciousAngelina Ballerina, and more with Vital Theatre Company; The Amazing MaxA Light Lunch (The Flea Theatre); The End of You;  20 Years of AgnesThe Iron Curtain (Prospect Theatre Company); The Rocky Horror Show (CSCP); You People (The Shalimar).

SHANI MURFIN

Stage Manager

Wojcik|Seay Casting is the partnership of Scott Wojcik & Gayle Seay. Along with Holly Buczek they cast all mediums. Tours: Motown, Vocalosity, Flashdance, Dreamgirls (Korean) Nice Work If You Can Get It, Jekyll & Hyde (National & Korean), Joseph….Dreamcoat, Oklahoma! and A Chorus Line. Off Broadway: Church & State, Othello: The Remix, The Portal, Tennessee Williams’ The Two Character Play with Amanda Plummer and Brad Dourif, Handle With Care with Carol Lawrence, Triassic Parq, National Pastime, 666 and more. Regional: Multiple seasons/ shows for Riverside Theatre-FL, Arvada Center – CO, The Engeman Theatre - NY, Theatre Raleigh-NC, Stages St Louis-MO, Theatre Aspen-CO, Gretna Theatre-PA and Tuacahn PAC-UT. Pilots: Upstate & Stand – In, Films: Best Man In The Dark, Tommy Battles The Silver Sea Dragon, My Prologue, Webseries: The Fuzz. Many commercials. Television: The Hunt with John Walsh on CNN  www.wscasting.com. @wscasting

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